FOOD CHEMISTRY

FOOD CHEMISTRY

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Code
66442
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (DIETETIC STUDIES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

THE CHEMISTRY IN MY DISH

In this part specific chemical knolwdge about food are acquired 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To be acquainted with the chemistry of nutrient compounds. To be familiar witth the chemical composition of foods both of animal and of vegetable origin.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course students will be able  to

  • synthesize the different topics the course dealt with
  • identify the best of the “essential” nutrients
  • identify the possible involvement of “essential” nutrients in chemical reaction which may decrease their  bioavailability
  • connect different topics the course deal with
  • estimate the importance of different foods in a balanced diet

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with the involvement of students about the topics to deal with, on the basis of students' personal experiences and interests.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Food: definition and classification. The Mediterranean diet pyramid
  • Carbohydrates: nomenclature and chemical structure. The most important carbohydrates in animals and vegetable foods
  • Protein: nomenclature, chemical structure and distribution in foods. 
  • Lipids: nomenclature, chemical structure and distribution in foods. 
  • Inorganic compounds in foods: water, macro and micro essential elements 
  • Vitamins: thei main food sources and their requirements
  • Food addtives, except for edulcorants
  • Virgin olive oils: their chemical composition and quality.
  • Oli di semi o di altri frutti oleosi: caratteristiche di composizione.
  • Vegetable oils obtained  from other fruits or from seeds: their main  characteristics of composition
  • Milk: chemical composition and nutritional value
  • Chemical compostion and nutritional value of cheese and yogurt

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Evangelisti F. Restani P. Prodotti Dietetici - Chimica, tecnologia e Impiego - PICCIN Ed.

Cappelli P., Vannucchi V. Chimica degli Alimenti – Conservazione e Trasformazioni - Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LIVIA PISCIOTTA (President)

MATILDE BORRIELLO

FEDERICA TURRINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with the involvement of students about the topics to deal with, on the basis of students' personal experiences and interests.

LESSONS START

1 March 2021

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The student ability to integrate new knowledge  and to start from these learning for more detailed studies will be evaluated. The student should prove to

- have  a deep knowledge of food chemistry, 

- know the chemical modification caused in foods by cooking or industrial processing.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
09/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
30/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
30/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
13/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
27/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto